THE BEGINNING OF X-RAY TECHNOLOGY

THE BEGINNING OF X-RAY TECHNOLOGY

On November 8th, 1895, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered the rays he called “X-rays”. Later on the rays were renamed to “Röntgenstrahlen” in German in his honor, though the original designation has lasted to this day in English.

Based on Röntgen’s discovery, Carl Heinrich Florenz Müller, a native Thuringian glass-blower and factory owner, developed the first X-ray tube in Hamburg in 1896.